Autos: Parking by Computer

Success as a parking operator once depended on little more than a fairly level lot and familiarity with all kinds of gear shifts. But the auto birth rate has soared so high, the crush for parking space has become so great and the cost of building and operating parking garages has grown so fast that the business is now dominated by big chains. When one of the biggest of the chains, Kinney Service Corp., last month was admitted to the New York Stock Exchange, the financial world saw the move as evidence that...

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